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Sunday, July 6, 2014

We the People

Anna-Karin suggested a challenge where we make our own flowers this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  That inspired May into suggesting  – how about making some project element from scratch? It could be an embellishment with layers, a rosette, a flower, or perhaps you build something or otherwise craft a piece by starting with little more than simple paper or other raw materials

I was inspired by our 4th of July holiday this past week to create a mini rosette on a patriotic tag.


I used some red and white striped ribbon and bunched it together by running a piece of thread down one side and pulling it tight.  I attached it to a glue dot to hold the center together.




This tag started form a journal page painted white.

I used the stencil to apply white embossing paste.  While it was still wet I sprinkled crystal ultra fine sprinkles in the center.

After that dried I laid the stencil back over the embossed stars and sponged on blue and red dye ink on either end.  I cut the the tag from the center.  I sponged the edge with brown dye ink.  I then stamped the We The People stamp on tissue paper and sponged the edges using brown dye ink.

I stamped the ink pot using black ink and embossed with black embossing powder to give it a nice shine.  I cut it out.  I inked up the feather to turn it black. 

Products:
White Acrylic Paint, Ranger Dye Ink - Fired Brick, Broken China, 
   TIm HOltz Layering Stencil - Stars, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste White, Impression Obsession - We the People, Darkroom Door - Vintage Office,   Idea-ology Pen NibsIdea-Ology Mirrored Stars,
Hemp, Feather, Kraft CardstockTim Holtz FilmstripTIm Holtz Mini Numerals

I am looking forward to seeing what people create from scratch. If you play along you have an opportunity to win a   Simon Says Stamp $50 Gift Voucher.   There is a new release coming out on the 11th of July from Simon Says too!


Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

18 comments:

  1. Your Tag is great - and the journalpage to! Hugs Dagmar

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  2. Gorgeous Tag Suzz. Your rosette is very pretty

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  3. This tag is so stunning, Suzz! Love the texture and the tissue paper is really cool! Hugs, Sandra

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  4. Suz this is absolutely brilliant!! The background to the tag is fabulous already, but the way you have enhanced it with the stamped elements on top is just incredible! That DD feather looks so real, as does the inkwell, amazing!!

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  5. Suz this is absolutely brilliant!! The background to the tag is fabulous already, but the way you have enhanced it with the stamped elements on top is just incredible! That DD feather looks so real, as does the inkwell, amazing!!

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  6. Such a cool tag Suzanne! Love the patriotic theme! The stenciled star background looks fab!

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  7. Gorgeous tag Suzz, I love the textural star backdrop and that text on the tissue paper is fabulous. This all works so well together to create a wonderful design. Tracy x

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  8. Such a fabulous tag! Love the gorgeous background and the flowers are wonderful! :)

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  9. I adore this tag and am amazed at how skillfully you combined all those different elements! I love the ribbon through the top of the tag and the rosette with the star in the center. It looks so great with the vintage elements. Loved the "4" you included to honor the day and the "We the people" is incredible! The nib and ink well are brilliant and I love how you added the filmstrip up the side. As I said, I would've never had the creative vision to put all these things together, but you totally nailed it!

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  10. What a cool patriotic tag, Suzz! I love the way you sponged on the stars :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. I've seen quite a few patriotic projects these past few weeks and this one is my favorite. I absolutely love how you incorporated the ink and quill. Such a wonderful idea! This is a gorgeous project!

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  12. Gorgeous patriotic tag! Love the stars colored in three different colors! BArbarayaya

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  13. So gorgeous!! I LOVE that star background with the paste and glitter and the tag topper is fabulous. The tissue paper was a brilliant idea.

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  14. This is gorgeous, Suzz! I adore the star background and love all the texture that is incorporated into this piece. A wonderful patriotic tag and a gorgeous project!

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  15. Excellent! Love the crumpled Declaration, it's very creative.

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